Imagine. . . awakening to a perfect sunrise from an ocean front villa, followed by 18 holes of championship golf in the tiny tropical paradise of Costa Rica. Then re-live each day’s great round, stroke-by-stroke, with a piña-colada at poolside. Rejuvenated by Pacific breezes, admire the fading glimmer of the evening’s sun as it slowly […]
Imagine. . . awakening to a perfect sunrise from an ocean front villa, followed by 18 holes of championship golf in the tiny tropical paradise of Costa Rica. Then re-live each day’s great round, stroke-by-stroke, with a piña-colada at poolside. Rejuvenated by Pacific breezes, admire the fading glimmer of the evening’s sun as it slowly vanishes into the horizon. But the day’s not done, the excitement of Costa Rica’s nightlife, famous for clubs, casinos and international cuisine is about to begin!
Garra de Leon Golf Course
This beautiful sea-side golf course sits in one of the very most beautiful settings in all of Costa Rica. Designed by the world renown golf course architect, Robert Trent Jones ll, this exciting course is a true pleasure to play. Open and forgiving, good scores are common on the very first round here.
Whether it’s being at the beach, being surrounded by hills of jungle in Costa Rica, or maybe it’s the village atmosphere of such a lovely and luxurious hotel nestled into this pristine valley on the edge of the pacific ocean that makes this resort so special. Or maybe it’s the combination of this great course within the beautiful surroundings that has made this a golfer’s tropical paradise.
The sun comes up early in Guanacaste leaving a full day for enjoying a pleasant round of golf filled by sounds of monkeys, jungle animals and the delightfulness of the sea breezes. For those early risers, it’s very possible to get in a full round of golf and still catch the wonderful breakfast buffet offered by the hotel near poolside.
Los Sueños Beach & Golf Resort
Designed by Ted Robinson Jr., this outstanding Par 72 course is nestled into the tropical rainforest of Costa Rica down along its Pacific coast. Playing Los Sueños is an ecological experience as well as a great day of golf on a spectacular course of natural beauty, lush vegetation, and full of tropical wildlife.
Surrounded by lush rainforest, The Marriott’s Los Sueños Ocean & Golf Resort is situated on a secluded cove of the Pacific Ocean, offering beautiful views of the Costa Rica’s coastline. This Resort is one of the very finest in all of Costa Rica and only two hours away from San Jose.
Over 150 birds, 150 trees, and 100 animals have been identified living in the heavily vegetated area surrounding the golf course at Los Sueños. A variety of native monkeys, toucans, iguanas and pizotes can often be seen on various holes around the course.
Spread over 4,500 acres along the north pacific coast of Costa Rica, Hacienda Pinilla is located in the most exotic setting, a rolling coastal landscape which has served as a cattle ranch for more than 40 years, giving the resort it’s unique “Ranch-like” ambiance.
This rustically elegant property offers the visitor three miles of pristine beaches with delightful seascapes. A tropical dry forest offers a diversity of habitats with natural trails, and a one-of-a-kind masterpiece golf course designed by the famous golf architect, Mike Young.
This beautiful championship golf course is ecologically-friendly and has been certified by The Audubon Society, because of it’s gentle layout surrounded by ancient and majestic native trees such as the “Metapalo”, “Pochote” and “Guanacaste”, that provide the habitat for a myriad of colorful species of birds, iguanas, monkeys and deer, among others.
Valle del Sol Golf course
Although the Cariari golf course, near San Jose, is considered the finest golfing facility in Central America, Garra de Leon will someday be awarded that honor. Carved into the sloping hillsides of this tropical dry forest, this golf course uses the natural environment to its advantage. Garra de Leon is definitely a course you can’t wait to play again, again and again.
Many of its perfect rolling greens are tucked into the edges of the surrounding jungle giving the feel that a round at Garra de Leon is a real adventure. No doubt it will become a golf adventure well worth your remembering for many years to come. Costa Rica is truly honored and proud to have this excellent golf course within its frontiers.
Majestic trees, native to Costa Rica, are scattered throughout the golf course adding to its natural beauty. Designing this course, Robert Trent Jones ll managed to spotlight these trees as guardians for uniquely laid out greens, shade for certain tee boxes and marking the edges of the generally wide and inviting fairways.